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High Torver House

Torver, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1049719)



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13 Customer Review(s)

  • “The main bedrooms were spacious and all the beds were very comfortable.”

    One large bath with bath and shower was shared by 5 people. One person used the annex. The en suite shower room was very small and used by one person. The whole house was beautifully furnished, very comfortable and roomy. The kitchen was very well equipped. We all loved the area and although we used the car to visit different places, it was possible to leave the cars and enjoy walks in the locality.

    - Thelma, October 2021

The property

A wonderful, detached property, standing in it own grounds, backed by the Coniston Ranges, in the hamlet of Torver near Coniston, is High Torver House.

This extensive whitewashed property, perched on the fell slopes, has a woodland forest backdrop and commanding views across the village and valley beyond, offering a peaceful and beautiful Lake District retreat for a large family or group.

Entering the property through the back door, you will find a cloakroom, ideal for removing coats and boots before entering the country-style, well-equipped kitchen, filled with useful appliances and amenities for all of your culinary requirements, including a fridge with ice box, oven and a dishwasher, while the utility room has further handy appliances, including a freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, for added convenience.

From here, you can access the snug, a wonderful bolthole for relaxing together in front of the woodburning stove, with a patio door that opens up onto a terrace with outdoor furniture, where you can admire your valley views.

From the snug, the staircase takes you up to a king-size double bedroom complete with en-suite shower room, making this part of the house a standalone annexe if needed.

Back downstairs towards the main living areas of the house, a period Minton-tiled hallway leads to the spacious dining room, which comfortably seats eight, and the sitting room with ample seating for all, along with a woodburning stove, TV and more incredible valley views.

Head up the main staircase, where you'll find a pretty window seat, enjoying the wonderful surrounding views, up to the first floor, where you'll find a further three bedrooms; two king-size and a super-king-size with zip/link feature, which can be made into a twin, all of which have exposed wooden floors, tasteful décor and ample storage for your belongings.

The large family bathroom has a stunning free-standing bath, resting beneath an incredible stained glass window and a separate walk-in shower, so you can choose how to prepare for each day.

Outside there is parking for three cars, a barn with bike storage and an enclosed area for pets, an enclosed lawn with a monkey-puzzle tree and an extensive patio with outdoor furniture, ideal for an alfresco lunch, admiring the valley views in front of you, while the surrounding woodland and fields in front are owned by the property owner.

Torver is an undiscovered gem, home to two wonderful local pubs, as well as the nearby Crake & Woodland Valleys, Torver Common and Beacon Tarn, all tranquil spots well worth exploring.

Unsurprisingly, this area is very popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities who enjoy escaping the central Lakes crowds.

Just a 20-minute walk to the shores of Coniston Water, ideal for fell walking and offering some of the best mountain biking around, while no trip to Coniston would be complete without a climb up The Old Man of Coniston.

You can also access a host of amenities in Coniston village, a pleasant 3-mile stroll along the old railway line footpath, as well as the Ruskin Museum.

Grizedale is a short drive away, with its remarkable forest, complete with scenic forest trails for walkers and cyclists, lake and mountain views, and Go Ape, a tree top zip line attraction, offering undistributed views, for those seeking an adrenaline rush, while close by is the visitor attraction of the National Trust's Hill Top, the 17th century cottage and former home of author Beatrix Potter.

Slightly further afield, you can access Hawkshead and Esthwaite Water, along with Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere lake and a host of attractions including Windermere Jetty.

High Torver House is an idyllic property in a scenic Lake District location.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size (Zip and Link), 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Ground floor WC, Cloakroom
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove. Annexe: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV, DVD Player, CD Player, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawn garden, front terrace with furniture, adjacent barn with bike storage
  • Shop & Pub 0.5 miles
  • Coniston 2.2 miles
  • Note: two well behaved dogs are welcome.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Coniston 2 miles.

The small hamlet of Torver peacefully rests amidst some of the Lake District's most beautiful scenery and provides a welcoming 14th century inn and a 19th century church, built on the site of an ancient chapel. Torver has 2 fantastic pubs on offer, so you will be spoilt for choice for great food. Renowned as one of Wordsworth's favourite haunts, today it’s known locally as a starting point for exploring the local fells and the Duddon Valley and offers a superb base for exploring nearby Hawkshead, Ambleside and Windermere. Excellent walking, mountain biking, climbing and watersports opportunities are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the beautiful Gondola steam yacht, visit the award-winning village of Hawkshead with its fantastic Beatrix Potter Gallery, discover Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country or indulge in a spot of serene fishing on Esthwaite Water. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

Region Information

Please note: Dogs are to be kept downstairs at all times

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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